According to the Transformers actor, he was raped on Valentine’s Day during his week-long #IAMSORRY performance art installation.
For five days in February, Labeouf asked people to come and visit him in a small room of the Stephen Cohen Gallery in Los Angeles where they were given five minutes to tell the star what they actually thought of him – as he sat with a brown paper bag over his head with the words "I AM NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE" written on it.
That’s when, Labeouf told Dazed Digital in an interview conducted through email that he was sexually assaulted by a woman.
"One woman who came with her boyfriend, who was outside the door when this happened, whipped my legs for 10 minutes and then striped my clothing and proceeded to rape me...then walked out with her lipstick smudged to her awaiting boyfriend who I image [sic] was quite hurt by it," LaBeouf wrote. "All this happened in front of hundreds of people... Yea it was no good. Not just for me but her man as well."
However, that’s not all LaBeouf has claimed in the email. According to the troubled actor, his girlfriend Mia Goth was right outside the room when the alleged incident occurred.
“On top of that my girl was in line to see me, because it was Valentine’s Day and I was living in the gallery for the duration of the event – we were separated for five days, no communication,” said LaBeouf. “So it really hurt her as well, as I guess the news of it traveled through the line. When she came in she asked for an explanation, and I couldn’t speak, so we both sat with this unexplained trauma silently. It was painful.”
After the exchanging statements over email, Labeouf and his interviewer from Dazed Digital sat across from one another with GoPro cameras on their heads in complete silence for an hour.